Thursday, January 22, 2015

100th Post- Lots of Angry Greek Chicks

The WarGods of Olympus Kickstarter Amazons arrived over a week ago. I haven't had time to finish any of the minis yet, but a few are started and I have roughly planned out what my Amazon Warband will look like by units (not too hard since that was part of the Kickstarter.

 2 Hoplite units (one with 12 Amazons the other with 15), a Peltast unit, an Archer unit, a unit of Swords and some characters. Close to 70 minis in all. That's a lot of painting, but unlike with Ægyptus, I am planning this warband out from the beginning instead of my more favored "those minis look cool- let's do a unit of them!" method that somehow led to several viable Warbands for Ægyptus.

I hope to get the Warband completed before GenCon this year... yeah that sounds like it will happen. I've started on a few of the minis that came in my big box of figs.

 Amazon armor rack- it's almost finished as an objective marker with a nice marble floor.

Chris Fitzpatrick is one of my favorite sculptors of female minis because he just makes them look really good. This Demigoddess of Artemis is maybe my favorite female of the Kickstarter minis- but it's a tough choice.

I've really come to love the Demigoddess of Hecate too. She is vying for favorite Kickstarter female mini with the Artemis DG above.

The Helen of Troy mini is also really good. Don't worry, her dress is not going to end up that brown color.

And finally the Oracle of Delphi, another really great female sculpt.

There weren't only these female minis in the box of metal- I didn't get pictures of all the other 9 Demigods or the Automatons back with an extra Bronze Bull. They'll make an appearance eventually.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Harbinger, an Embalmer, and a Scribe

...walk into a bar.

The first painted minis of 2015!!! A couple of these were going to be included in the previous WarGods Minis Month but the last few months of 2014 were pretty hectic and painting was pretty limited.

First up, The Bobby Jackson Heru Harbinger Dargu-Ra (not the Warband Starter one withe hand hanging from his belt). I thought of the feather as a phoenix feather and the helmet as some special 

 Next up, my weak version of Akori's (Joe from the Crocodile Games Forums) excellent Anubi Embalmer conversion based on an illustration in the WarGods of Ægyptus rulebook. The only thing I did was slap the plastic barrel on his back (presumably full of natron for embalming stuff) and attach a couple other plastic bits to make it look interesting.

 And finally, a scribe by Dark Fable Miniatures. I really like how this guy came out. He's got some writing on his body as practice or maybe some kind of written magic/protection.